Flatbread recipe: how to make flatbread in minutes

This easy flatbread recipe uses simple ingredients to create the perfect Mediterranean bread to serve with dips, as wraps – or even a fry up

Flatbread
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Love flatbread, but can't get any with your online food delivery? Or maybe you've just run out of bread and flour is thin on the ground? While not an essential, flatbread is delicious as a snack or a light lunch, and is actually very easy to make at home (you'll be surprised just how easy). All the ingredients are easy to get in a supermarket and preparation time is quick (no lengthy proofing). 

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How to make flatbread

Ingredients: 

For the the flatbreads, you'll need:

  • Self-raising flour, 250 grams
  • Plain full-fat yoghurt, 250 ml
  • Baking soda, one teaspoon
  • A pinch of salt
  • One tablespoon olive oil, for frying

Method:

1. Combine the flour, yoghurt, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well until uniform, then knead with your hands for a few minutes until a nice ball of dough is formed.

2. Cut up the dough into equal parts, each part a good handful in size. Roll out each small ball with a rolling pin into a flat disk. 

3. Heat up a griddle pan with a little of olive oil (with a good non-stick pan, you can cook it without oil). The pan should be quite hot, as the flatbreads will cook quickly. Fry the flatbreads individually, for about 30 seconds on each side. They should puff up while being cooked. 

4. Rest and serve – with hummus, which you can garnish with paprika, parsley, more olive oil, or chilli powder, as wraps, or with a good old fry up, Mediterranean style. Yum.